You're so cool, Brewster! Films I'd love to watch on Blu-ray but can't.
I'm becoming increasingy irritated by the unavailabilty of certain films for a number of reasons (and not because they're being denied a Blu-ray release outright).
My frustration grew upon excitedly reading about the Blu-ray release of the original Fright Night (1985), only to discover it will receive a limited release stateside (3,000 copies), for mail order only, at $40USD, with no information about region coding (I'm guessing it will be Region A-locked).
I'm not suggesting the original Fright Night's a masterpiece, but it is good fun, and the DVD transfer isn't the best. Even if the Blu-ray is region-free, I'm guessing the limited number of copies will fly off-the-shelves, only to appear on ebay soon after at even higher prices.
This example can be added to several Criterion releases I'd love to own, but are now out of print. I'd be prepared to invest in a relatively cheap Region-A Blu-ray player to combat the region-lock problem, but when you factor in the added cost of acquiring the discs the prospect becomes less appealing (£90 for the Criterion release of The Third Man, anyone).
Luckily, I'm not a Star Wars fan, despite the fact that the original movies informed much of my youth, but I understand fans' frustration at not being able to own versions of the films without Lucas' tinkerings in the best quality available.
It's not rocket-science, there's demand for certain titles with the best available audio and picture quality, but we seem to be denied certain releases we want.
Any similar experiences?